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This study aimed at establishing the effect of service costs on the scheme types adopted by the water companies in the North Rift Counties of Kenya. The findings from this study would be of significance to various stakeholders. The study as constructed on: The New Economic Theory; Budget Theory; Modern Portfolio Theory and theory of Financial Control. This study adopted a constructivist paradigm with a survey research design as it assumes quantitative methodology. The target population...
Topics: Service costs, financial sustainability, water companies.
This paper dealt with the theories and models formed from the cultural setbacks and experiences of Bicolanos during the corona virus pandemic. The research used grounding theory approach with theoretical sampling and codes to themes saturation to see all the overlapping ideas from people in social media, news, videos, radio station, literatures and others. The result showed four theoretical models. The first knowing, expressing and sharing is integral to custom. The perspectives show that jokes...
Topics: Social media, Cultural Setbacks, resiliency.
This study analysed popular internet meme templates as a form of cultural expression by using the theories of semiotics and symbolic interactionism. It revealed the popularity of these templates, how it allowed a select group to communicate particular emotions in a distinct culture than other forms of language representations permit and if a specific group can understand the semiotic and symbolic-interactionist meaning of memes by making their own templates. An explanatory sequential mixed...
Topics: Meme, Semiotics, Symbolic Interactionism, Meme Culture.
Background and aims: Since 2019 Covid-19 disease is still a challenge with its high speed of spreading which scares everyone all over the world. As other disease of the same category, vaccine happened to be the only solution of this virus. Many countries are still looking for the solution by looking for enough vaccines to help their people. Though the intervention and strategies of eliminating the virus is high, the rates of people willing to take vaccines are still low in African countries;...
Topics: Student’s attitude, COVID-19, Vaccine, knowledge, negative attitudes.
This study measured the profitability of cocoa farms in Kailahun district, eastern Sierra Leone, the largest cocoa producing district. Cocoa is a major export crop of Sierra Leone with high production and export level. This study uses an ex-ante analytical approach to discover the potential for cocoa farmers to develop position markets for an environmentally and sustainably producing using an economic decision criteria and profitability. A stratified random sample of 150 farmers in Kailahun...
Topics: Productivity, cocoa production, technical and economic efficiency, Sierra Leone.
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This paper examines monetary policy and stock market return in Nigeria from 2010-2019. Secondary data used for the study was obtained from Central Bank of Nigeria Statistical Bulletin of various years. Ex post facto research design was adopted in carrying out the research while multiple linear regression model was used to find the relationship between the dependent and independent variables. The study established a significant relationship between monetary policy (exchange rate, inflation rate...
Topics: Exchange rate, Interest rate, Inflation rate, Stock market return and Nigeria.
This study assessed technical efficiency of rice farmers in Kambia district, northern region of Sierra Leone. Multistage sampling technique was used to model 130 rice farmers in Kambia district. A stochastic frontier production function was used to estimate technical efficiency. The study further assessed the factors that affect technical efficiency of the rice farmers. All the coefficients were found to have positively influenced on rice productivity in the district. The level of efficiency of...
Topics: Technical Efficiency, Stochastic Frontier Production Function, Productivity and cost, return.
This research paper was conducted with the aim of determining the language proficiency of the students particularly in syntax and semantics and level of academic performance in Science subject, and the significant relationship between language proficiency and academic performance of the students. Descriptive-Quantitative Method has been utilized in this study to analyze and interpret the results. Researcher-made test was used to gather data. To interpret the data, Pearson-r moment of...
Topics: Language Proficiency, Academic performance, Intervention Activities, Integrative Tasks,...
This study investigated factors influencing information communication technology (ICT) acceptance and usage by owners/managers of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in retail business growth in Sierra Leone. Information communication technology (ICT) is one of the forces in the economic growth equation, thus a reason why small and medium enterprises (SMEs) should adopt it in order to promote their business strategy, performance, and growth. Consequently, ICT enables other sectors to develop...
Topics: ICT, growth, performance and SMEs.
The employability of university graduates is a concern of every higher education institution as labor markets change more and more rapidly and competition gets tougher and more challenging. The study mapped the Bachelor of Arts in English Language (ABEL) and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (BSM) of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA)-Calabanga Campus. They graduated between 2017 to 2019 in terms of their job placement profile,...
Topics: Curricular congruency, Employability Performance, Policy Innovation, Tracer Study.
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The aim of this paper is to assess the influence of supplier relationship management on the performance of manufacturing companies in Kenya. While manufacturing firms have been critical to the country’s economy, their performance has been declining, raising concerns among the policy makers and key stakeholders. Most of the firms in the industry have been rethinking their operational frameworks, while others existing the market due to turbulent operating environment. However, the concern has...
Topics: Supplier Relationship Management, Manufacturing Firms, Firm Performance.
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The purpose of this study was to find models and materials for early childhood sex education from a gender perspective. This study uses a qualitative method with a descriptive approach. The subjects in this study were students of the Joy Kids Elohim Babelan Kindergarten Bekasi. School data is taken from the Ministry of Education and Culture data reference. The students of Joy Kids Elohim Babelan Bekasi Kindergarten also studied moral education in which materials on sex education and body growth...
Topics: Materials, Gender Education, Early Childhood.
The need to better equip Business Education students with skills for self-employment on graduation necessitated this study on SMEs managers’ rating of accounting and personal skills needed by the graduates for entrepreneurship development in Anambra State. Two research questions guided the study and four null hypotheses were tested. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population consisted of 339 SMEs managers registered with the Anambra State Ministry of Commerce...
Topics: SMEs managers, accounting skills, personal skills, Business Education graduates, entrepreneurship...
Biofertilizers are also being used to help farmers change their fortunes. In several developed countries, it has proved to be a promising technology, however in developing countries; the use of bioinoculants is limited by a number of factors. Scientific understanding of bioinoculants and their use can pave the way for their successful application. A biofertilizer is a material that includes living microorganisms that colonise the rhizosphere or the interior of the plant when added to plants,...
Topics: PGPR, nitrogen fixation, phosphorus solubilization, microorganisms.
The study was necessitated by the declining success of colleges of education in South-East Nigeria in producing business education graduates with requisite knowledge, skills and competencies through entrepreneurship education that depends on the effective utilization of relevant instructional resources. The purpose of the study was to determine the extent to which instructional resources are available and being utilized for teaching entrepreneurship in business education in colleges of...
Topics: Availability, Utilization, Instructional Resources, Entrepreneurship, Business Education.
The COVID-19 pandemic has become a disruption that has shocked all Indonesian people. It is not only disturbing but also has an impact on all activities, especially learning activities. Learning activities that were originally carried out face-to-face have now become distance learning. Learning innovation needs to be carried out to overcome distance learning during this COVID-19 pandemic. The problem of literary appreciation does not only occur during the COVID-19 pandemic. The problem of...
Topics: Literary Appreciation Learning, Blended Learning Model, COVID-19 Pandemic.
The study aimed at business educators’ ratings of collaboration as a tool for achieving quality business education programme in colleges of education in South-East, Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study and four null hypotheses were tested. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population consisted of 162 business educators in seven colleges of education in South-East Nigeria. The entire population was studied without sampling because the size was not...
Topics: Business educators, ratings, collaboration, quality business education programme and colleges of...
The study aimed at business educators’ ratings of innovation and knowledge transfer as collaboration tools for achieving quality business education programme in colleges of education in South-East, Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study and two null hypotheses were tested. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population consisted of 162 business educators in seven colleges of education in South-East Nigeria. The entire population was studied without...
Topics: Business educators, rating, innovation and knowledge transfer collaboration, colleges of education.
This study was conducted to determine the efficacy of the reading program Hamon: Bawat Bata Bumabasa (3Bs Initiative) in improving the reading proficiency of students. In this study, reading intervention was utilized to help learners improve their reading skills. The purpose of the study was to assist learners to improve their word reading and comprehension. Fifty-nine (59) Grade 7 students took part in this study. They were those who fell under frustration level after the pre-reading...
Topics: Hamon: Bawat Bata Bumabasa (3Bs Initiative), reading assessment, reading intervention, reading...
This research is an assessment on the Role of Opportunity Skills Training Centre in Reducing Poverty among Physically Challenged Persons in Kenema City. The research takes a keener look at the topic in order to bridge the information gap on the topic in the existing literature. The specific objectives of the research were to: a) Identify the causes of poverty among physically challenged persons in Kenema City. b) Analyse the training opportunities provided by the Opportunity Skills Training...
Topics: Physically challenged, empowerment, poverty, begging, alleviation, livelihood, equipment.
Self-esteem is an important psychological construct in all aspect of life especially in teaching and learning. This is because it affects the physical, social, emotional and academic well-being of an individual. A healthy self-esteem produces a healthy individual whose mindset is geared with “i can” attitude towards life because of its evaluative scale of the extent a person can go in life. Therefore this paper examines self-esteem as a correlate of academic performance among secondary...
Topics: Self-esteem, academic performance, secondary school students.
Literature as it mirrors life and society, unravels varied forms of literary conflict. This paper uncovers this harsh and conflicting struggles among characters using F. Sionil Jose’s novel My Brother, My Executioner. Using discourse analysis, the paper uncovers lenses of conflict in literature depicted by the author through his work. This includes internal, where character battles within the self (man vs self), triggered by their feelings, fears, and contradictory impulses. Second, is...
Topics: Literature, conflict, class struggles, societal conflict themes, novel.
The Needs Assessment Inventory Survey for San Pascual Senior High School 1 Students is constructed to be administered to Grade 11 Senior High School students and know their needs and its importance. Guidance is an integral part of education catered to offer assistance to individuals so that they would make intelligent decisions and adjustments in life. This data analysis will use descriptive documentary research method. Documentary analysis involves the gathering of information by analyzing...
Topics: Needs Assessment, Guidance, Guidance Intervention Program.
Indonesian society has a diversity of life. Each ethnic group has different cultural characteristics. One of them is the Toraja tribe. The Toraja tribe is still bound by the customs and beliefs of their ancestors. The original belief of the Tana Toraja people is called Aluk Todolo. As per the myth, a person who has died will eventually go to a place called puya; the world of spirits, a gathering place for all spirits. This research is a qualitative research using a critical discourse analysis...
Topics: Critical Discourse Analysis, Cultural Domination, Norman Fairclough.